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Petition against HPV vaccines – please consider signing this petition!

hThe Institute for the Protection of Natural Health (Institut pour la Protection de la Santé Naturelle), based in Brussels, in conjunction with French oncologist and surgeon Professor Henri Joyeux, has launched a French petition against the HPV vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix.

This petition has currently raised 359,840 signatures. Originally, the goal was to reach 500,000 signatures then submit the petition to government authorities in France.  However, interest in this petition has expanded to other countries where medical professionals, scientists and medical consumers are also seriously questioning universal HPV vaccination programs.

Due to so many requests from people outside France who wish to sign the petition, Professor Joyeux and the Institute for the Protection of Natural Health have agreed to open their petition to every country in the world.

If you are concerned that HPV vaccines are of questionable value, please access and sign the petition via this link:  http://petition.ipsn.eu/papillomavirus/?utm_source=VIDEO&utm_medium=Newsletter-gratuite&utm_campaign=201409-29-HPV_VdT

The petition is in French, but an English translation is available, see below.

You need only fill in four boxes: Your first name, last name, postal code (or country if you do not live in France) and your email address.

More information is available on the SaneVax website, including details of concerns raised by Professor Joyeux:  http://sanevax.org/french-petition-hpv-vaccines/

Also refer to my previous post HPV vaccine promotion and government interference for more background on the questionable implementation of HPV vaccination in Australia

Please consider signing the French petition against HPV vaccines, we need to challenge questionable HPV vaccination on an international basis.

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English translation of the French petition against HPV vaccines: 

Sign the petition by clicking on this link

Institut Pour La Protection de la Santé Naturelle

The right to alternative treatment

NO to widespread vaccination of children against HPV

Petition

For the attention of The President of the French Republic, The French Minister of Health and Social Affairs, and the French Minister of National Education 

Mr. President, Mme Health and Social Affairs Minister, Mme. National Education Minister,

On the 15th of September 2014, the French High Council for Public Health published a statement recommending that:

  • HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination should be introduced in French schools in an attempt to prevent cervical cancer and other sexually-transmitted diseases;
  • If necessary, the starting age for vaccination of both young girls and young boys would be lowered to 9.

This plan has aroused very deep concern in the French people and the medical profession.

There are a very large number of us who fear that our schools are being used as a front for a widespread HPV vaccination campaign targeting our children, without providing families transparent information on the effectiveness and risks of this vaccine and without allowing them to consider the pros and cons.

May we remind you that the analysis of pharmacovigilance data revealed 26,675 cases of serious adverse effects connected with these vaccines, including 113 cases of multiple sclerosis.

May we also remind you that the only method which has been proven to prevent cervical cancer is the Pap smear.  If precancerous lesions are found, they can then be treated.

The vaccine however does not confer 100% protection, far from it.  All medical sources concur on this point.  It is a very dangerous situation if vaccinated individuals go off thinking that they are fully protected.

We the undersigned therefore demand that the plan for widespread HPV vaccination in French schools be stopped:

  • Until reasonable vaccine effectiveness has been proven;
  • Until we are aware of and can control all the adverse effects of these vaccines;
  • Until we can be assured that such widespread vaccination will not cause a drop in Pap smear screening, the only proven method of preventing cervical cancer.

This is the only way to protect a large number of children from unnecessary accidents and considerable suffering.  You will also be making a step towards maintaining the trust of parents and keeping necessary peace in our schools.

Yours sincerely,

Number of Signatures

 

Boy given Gardasil HPV vaccine against mother’s wishes

An article in the Gold Coast Bulletin reports a 15 year old boy has been given the Gardasil HPV vaccine against his mother’s explicit wishes which were made clear on a consent form.[1]

According to the article, Ms Blakemore’s son “came home from school last Tuesday and said he had been given the vaccination after he was told to sign his own consent form”.[2]

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Ms Blakemore said: “My son doesn’t comprehend that sort of stuff, they don’t actually get the other side of the story so he’s not well informed enough to make those decisions when put on the spot.”  According to the article, “Ms Blakemore said 15-year-olds were too young to make decisions about their body”.  She said: “They can’t vote, they can’t drink and legally they can’t  have sex but yet they’re allowed to sign a form for vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease…If they don’t have consent forms from parents they should be sending a note home to say they weren’t vaccinated, not just go ‘here’s a form, we think you’re old enough to make these decisions’”.[3]

Ms Blakemore said: “From a parent’s point of view, giving us consent forms then going over our heads is just abominable and terrible.”[4]

When her son was vaccinated with the HPV vaccine, Ms Blakemore said: “He questioned the lady doing it as he was only supposed to get one vaccination, and she said ‘Your name’s on the list, so you’re getting the shot’.”  The boy’s mother said when her son came home he was “really upset…He asked if there is an injection that could get rid of it and I said ‘No’”.[5]  (It appears the boy was given another vaccine product at the same time, but this is not identified in the article.) 

According to The Australian Immunisation Handbook, for consent to vaccination to be legally valid, the following elements must be present:

  1. It must be given by a person with legal capacity, and of sufficient intellectual capacity to understand the implications of being vaccinated.
  2. It must be given voluntarily in the absence of undue pressure, coercion or manipulation.
  3. It must cover the specific procedure that is to be performed.
  4. It can only be given after the potential risks and benefits of the relevant vaccine, risks of not having it and any alternative options have been explained to the individual. 

Whether vaccination was legally valid in the case of Ms Blakemore and her son appears questionable, particularly as the Queensland Government’s information sheet on HPV vaccination states: “IMPORTANT! Consent of a parent/legal guardian is needed before any student can be vaccinated.”[7]

Ms Blakemore has complained to Queensland Health, the Gold Coast City Council and the school.[8]  It remains to be seen what steps will be taken to respond to this matter.

The Gold Coast Bulletin article also acknowledged Ms Blakemore “was concerned about lack of research into the vaccine and potential side effects”. [9]

I suggest Ms Blakemore has grounds for her concern as mass populations of children around the world are currently being used as guinea pigs for this experimental vaccine, the long-term effects of which are unknown.

Indeed all citizens should be concerned about the way in which the vaccine industry, i.e. the mutually beneficial alliance of vaccine manufacturers and the medical/scientific establishment, is encroaching upon people’s bodily autonomy in pressing an increasing number of lucrative vaccine products of dubious value.

For further background on the questionable implementation of HPV vaccination, see Over-vaccination.net’s webpage on HPV Vaccination and my letter to The Australian newspaper on this topic: Is universal HPV vaccination necessary?

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References:  (Accessible as at 23 May 2014.)

[1] Megan Weymes. Merrimac State High School student given Gardasil vaccination against mother’s wishes. Gold Coast Bulletin, 22 May 2014: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/merrimac-state-high-school-student-given-gardasil-vaccination-against-mothers-wishes/story-fnj94idh-1226926116790

[2], [3], [4], [5] Ibid.

[6] 2.1.3 Valid consent. 2.1 Pre-vaccination. The Australian Immunisation Handbook. 10th Edition 2013: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/handbook10-2-1

[7] Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Year 8 students. Year 10 male students. Queensland Government. Immunise Australia Program – A joint Australian, State and Territory Government initative: https://publications.qld.gov.au/storage/f/2014-01-21T01%3A13%3A25.907Z/hpv-consent-form.pdf

[8] Megan Weymes. Merrimac State High School student given Gardasil vaccination against mother’s wishes. Gold Coast Bulletin, 22 May 2014: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/merrimac-state-high-school-student-given-gardasil-vaccination-against-mothers-wishes/story-fnj94idh-1226926116790

[9] Ibid.

France: Aluminium adjuvants and HPV vaccines up for debate

A recent press release from SaneVax reports:

syringeThe use of aluminum adjuvants and HPV vaccines’ benefit versus risk profile will be under intense scrutiny and open scientific debate on May 22, 2014. 

Stakeholders from both sides of the vaccine debate will have an opportunity to present their case to members of the French Parliament, French Senate, health authorities, medical professionals and the public due to massive efforts on the part of E3M, a non-governmental organization of patients with MMF (macrophagic myofasciitis), and OSTA, a Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choice.

Obviously, the French government cares enough about the health and well-being of their citizens to listen to both sides of the vaccine debate – the very same ‘debate’ that government health officials in other countries claim doesn’t exist…

Read more on the SaneVax website: France: Aluminium adjuvants and HPV vaccines up for debate

International Medical Researchers Issue Warning about HPV Vaccine Side Effects

Further to my previous post Adverse events after HPV vaccination – international symposium held in Japan, February 2014.

SaneVax reports the international symposium and associated events have “sparked a high-profile debate over HPV vaccine safety, efficacy and need…”

Read more on the Sanevax website.

Adverse events after HPV vaccination – international symposium held in Japan, February 2014

dreamstime_xs_17754200A recent SaneVax release reports: Breaking news from Japan: International symposium on the adverse reactions experienced by those vaccinated with human papillomavirus vaccines

Well done to SaneVax for their efforts in helping organise this international symposium, and for their support for people who have suffered adverse events after HPV vaccination.

It’s time for an investigation into the government lobbying and aggressive global marketing for this very questionable and experimental vaccine product.  See Over-vaccination.net’s webpage on HPV vaccination for more background.

Vaccination – a climate change commentator enters the fray…

Professor Clive Hamilton, a commentator on the climate change debate, has taken it upon himself to draw parallels with dissent on vaccination practice in his article “Climate and vaccine deniers are the same: beyond persuasion”, published on the university and CSIRO funded The Conversation website.

The Conversation promises “we only allow authors to write on a subject on which they have proven expertise…” but what expertise does Clive Hamilton have on the subject of vaccination/immunisation?  There is no indication of any expertise in this area in his profile on The Conversation website.

Gardasil-vaccine-0071See below my email response to Professor Hamilton, including reference to questionable HPV vaccination.  My email has also been copied to a variety of other parties with an interest in this matter, including Andrew Jaspan, Executive Director and Editor of The Conversation, and Professor Ian Frazer, co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines and his colleagues at the Australian Academy of Science.

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From: Elizabeth Hart <eliz.hart25@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 5:06 PM
Subject: Your article on The Conversation referring to vaccination / immunisation

Professor Hamilton, re your article “Climate and vaccine deniers are the same: beyond persuasion”, published on The Conversation today, and your comment: “Scientifically there is no debate about immunisation, with every relevant health authority strongly endorsing vaccination.”

Are you aware that ‘vaccination’ and ‘immunisation’ are not the same?

Are you suggesting that citizens are not entitled to challenge ‘health authorities’ on the implementation of individual vaccine products of questionable value, e.g. human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines? 

On the subject of HPV vaccination, (which is currently implemented for boys and girls 10-15 years in Australia)[1], the Gardasil HPV vaccine was originally rejected by the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) in 2006.  

An article published in The Australian newspaper at the time, “Howard rescues Gardasil from Abbott poison pill”, reports the PBAC rejected Gardasil because it was “too expensive and, just maybe, not what it was cracked up to be anyway”.  According to the article, Tony Abbott, then the Australian Federal Health Minister “took to the airwaves, passing on PBAC’s concerns about the efficacy of Gardasil and even floating the bizarre idea that a misplaced confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccine might actually result in “an increase in cancer rates”.”[2]

According to Matthew Stevens’ report in The Australian, it took just 24 hours for the then Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, to “put an end to the nonsense”, delivering “sparkling prime ministerial endorsement to Gardasil along with a clear direction to Minister Abbott that the immunisation program should proceed.  And pronto.”[3]

In her report “Government response to PBAC recommendations”, Marion Haas provides some commentary on the Australian government’s interference with the PBAC’s initial rejection of Gardasil, noting the then Prime Minister, John Howard, “intervened personally by announcing that the drug would be subsidised (ie listed) as soon as the manufacturer offered the right price.  The PBAC subsequently convened a special meeting and recommended that Gardasil be listed on the PBS”[4] (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme).

Haas notes the main objectives “of the PBAC are to consider the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medicines in making recommendations to government regarding the listing of drugs for public subsidy.  A perceived willingness to interfere in this process may undermine these objectives…”  Government reaction which results in reversal of PBAC decisions has “the potential to send signals to manufacturers and lobby groups that a decision made by the PBAC may be reversed if sufficient public and/or political pressure is able to be brought to bear on the PBAC…this may undermine the processes used by the PBAC to determine its recommendations and hence the perceived independence of the PBAC.”[5] 

Getting a vaccine on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme must be the ‘golden goose’ for vaccine manufacturers as this assures a mass market for their vaccine product.  Other countries have also adopted HPV vaccination, impacting on millions of children around the world and resulting in multi millions of dollars’ worth of sales for Merck (Gardasil) and GlaxoSmithKline (Cervarix)[6], and royalties for entrepreneurial scientist Ian Frazer from sales of HPV vaccines in developed countries[7], and for CSL which receives royalties from sales of Gardasil.[8].

In his article published on The Conversation in July 2012, HPV vaccine technology co-inventor Ian Frazer acknowledges that the risk of cancer associated with the HPV virus is very low, i.e. “Through sexual activity, most of us will get infected with the genital papillomaviruses that can cause cancer. Fortunately, most of us get rid of them between 12 months to five years later without even knowing we’ve had the infection. Even if the infection persists, only a few individuals accumulate enough genetic mistakes in the virus-infected cell for these to acquire the properties of cancer cells.”[9]

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) website notes: “HPV infection is very common and in most people it clears up naturally in about 8-14 months…Genital HPV is so common that it could be considered a normal part of being a sexually active person.  Most people will have HPV at some time in their lives and never know it…A few of the many types of HPV have been linked with causing abnormalities of the cervix and in some cases the development of cancer of the cervix.”  The NCSP website highlights that: “It is important to remember that most women who have HPV clear the virus naturally and do not go on to develop cervical cancer.”[10]

Since the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Program, the mortality from cervical cancer has halved.[11]

Given the low risks associated with the HPV virus, the Australian government’s role in over-turning the PBAC’s original rejection of the lucrative Gardasil vaccine, and the lobbying involved, should be subjected to scrutiny.  My open letter to Chris Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of The Australian, includes more information on this matter, ie: Is universal HPV vaccination necessary?  (8 October 2012.)

Professor Hamilton, people such as yourself, with your ill-informed and unhelpful generalised comments about the complex area of vaccination/immunisation are impeding transparency and accountability for the Australian government’s implementation of questionable vaccine products.  Given your position as a Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University, perhaps you should think more carefully before wading in on a matter on which you so obviously know little about.

Note:  I had planned to post this response on your article on The Conversation today, but I see that comments have already closed.

Sincerely

Elizabeth Hart

References:

1.     National Immunisation Program Schedule from 1 July 2013: http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/nips-ctn

2.     Howard rescues Gardasil from Abbott poison pill. The Australian, 11 November, 2006: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/archive/business/howard-rescues-gardasil-from-abbott-poison-pill/story-e6frg9lx-1111112503504

3.     Ibid.

4.     Haas, Marion. “Government response to PBAC recommendations”. Health Policy Monitor, March 2007: http://hpm.org/en/Surveys/CHERE_-_Australia/09/Government_response_to_PBAC_recommendations.html

5.     Ibid.

6.     FierceVaccines special report on the 20 Top-selling Vaccines – H1 2012 states that H1 2012 sales for Gardasil (Merck) were $608 million, and sales for Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) were $285 million: http://www.fiercevaccines.com/special-report/20-top-selling-vaccines/2012-09-25

7.     “Catch cancer? No thanks, I’d rather have a shot!”. The Conversation, 10 July 2012: https://theconversation.com/catch-cancer-no-thanks-id-rather-have-a-shot-7568  The disclosure statement on this article by Ian Frazer states: “Ian Frazer as co-inventor of the technology enabling the HPV vaccines receives royalties from their sale in the developed world.”

8.     CSL ups profit guidance on Gardasil sales. The Australian, 27 November 2012: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/csl-ups-profit-guidance-on-gardasil-sales/story-fn91v9q3-1226524726672#

9.  “Catch cancer? No thanks, I’d rather have a shot!”. The Conversation, 10 July 2012: https://theconversation.com/catch-cancer-no-thanks-id-rather-have-a-shot-7568

10.     HPV (human papillomavirus), National Cervical Screening Program, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing: http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/hpv

11.  Key Statistics. National Cervical Screening Program: http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/facts

Controversial HPV Vaccination – Recent developments in Israel, India and Japan

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For information, some links to recent media reports on controversial HPV vaccination in Israel, India and Japan:

Israel:

India:

Japan: